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Canada Bikepack Summit
September 14-16, 2018
Canmore, AB

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Wheels are in motion for our third annual Canada Bikepack Summit in Canmore!

Enjoy daily group rides around our picturesque mountain headquarters, yoga, plenty of unique seminars, an optional overnighter through Kananaskis, great food, great people, swag from our partners…and beer.

Tickets are now available, and we do sell out! Space is limited to 50 riders!

Not sure where to stay in town? We've got you covered, with a deal lined up with Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge to give you 25% off rooms.

Got a question (or want to get that hotel room promo code)? Email Jeff at summit@bikepack.ca

  Featured guest rider  Lael Wilcox  The Alaskan bikepacking phenom is best known for pioneering the Baja Divide, setting course records on the Tour Divide, and winning the Trans AM bike race.  You can follow her adventures at   www.laelwilcox.com

Featured guest rider
Lael Wilcox

The Alaskan bikepacking phenom is best known for pioneering the Baja Divide, setting course records on the Tour Divide, and winning the Trans AM bike race.

You can follow her adventures at www.laelwilcox.com


Schedule

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THU Sept 13 - FRI SEPT 14

Optional overnighter over Skogan Pass to the Stoney Creek group campsite in Kananaskis. Scroll down for more info. 

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FRI Sept 14

6p - 9p. Friday night social at the Canmore Brewing Company.  

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SAT Sept 15

8a. Morning snacks. Intros.

8.30a. Feature presentation: Lael Wilcox.

10.00a. The art of homemade gear: Doug (Coldbike) Dunlop

11.15a. Group ride, followed by lunch! 

1.30p. Stretching yoga for cyclists: Jeff Mah (The Yoga Lounge)

2.30p. Bikepacking with bears - how to hang food and not bearspray yourself: Nick (Wildsmart)

3.30p. Break.

3.45p. Bike adventures with Iohan Gueorguiev (www.bikewanderer.com)

5.30p. BBQ-Pizza and Social at the Opera House

7.00p. El Silencio screening

SUN Sept 16

7.30a. Morning snacks at Rebound Cycle.

8.00a. Bike repair at Rebound Cycle.

9.30a. Movement and mindfulness: Tara Newbigging

10.30a. The art of family adventure: Dan & Alice Clark (www.simplypropelled.com)

11.30a. Group ride, followed by lunch! 

1.45p. Bikepacking First Aid: Dave Cipollone

2.45p. The Joy of Hike-A-Bike: Dean Anderson & Megan Dunn

3.45p. Open forum - share your news and stories!

4.15p. Closing remarks and swag giveaway.

 


OVERNIGHTER

WHEN?

Meet at Rebound Cycle, Canmore, at 10am Thursday September 13th. We’ll be back in Canmore early on Friday afternoon.

WHERE?

East, up and over Jewell Pass to the Stoney Creek campsite in Kananaskis, and then back over Skogan Pass. You can see the route (and download the gpx files) here: Day One and Day Two.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Summit entry doesn’t include the overnighter, and camping space is limited, so you need to get in touch with info@bikepack.ca to RSVP! It might snow, and there might be bears, and there’s definitely some hike-a-bike. But the days aren’t too long, and it will definitely be fun :)


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